With no hope of an allotment plot, discovering the Secret Greenhouse began my journey to grow my own veg in London Town.
3 raised beds, some tyres, plastic containers, a (secret) greenhouse and a shed, with the freedom to make what we want from this opportunity.

Found through the Land Share website, this community spot presented itself as a great chance for me and my girlfriend Sally to have a go at growing our own veg.

This blog will follow me, a gardening novice, through the seasons and beyond!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

mini mid-season harvest

I came back from holiday, whilst London had its heatwave, to find the carrots had needing thinning some time ago, so picked out what had become baby harlequin carrots!
Felt the spuds had enough time but the harvest was tiny from 3 grow bags!

Next job is to dig beans and peas into ground and plant squash or pumpkin seedlings there.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

After a week away and London's best bit of sunshine this year, the plot nearly got over grown by weeds!

I wish I'd taken a 'before' picture, but instead I have two 'after' pictures.

Two crates worth of weeds (plus some spring onions I couldn't remember planting!)

Newly laid bark chippings to help the battle